Round 2, 38th Overall, NY Jets: Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State
From one defensive starter to another, Jaquan Brisker is a bit more refined as a prospect than Dean is. In any normal draft class not featuring a freak like Kyle Hamilton, Brisker would be a strong candidate to be the best safety.
He has ideal size at 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, is a fantastic athlete who recorded a 35’5” triple jump and a 10’7” standing broad jump this past summer, and has the versatility and coverage skills to be a day-one starter at free safety.
Brisker is a super well-rounded prospect who really doesn't have any glaring weaknesses. His length gives him an excellent tackle radius and he's proven to be a strong run defender.
While he might not have elite range, he has more than enough to get by and could even be used as a single-high safety if necessary. Brisker is a safe bet to be a good safety at the next level and is an ideal replacement for Marcus Maye.
Round 3, 69th Overall, NY Jets: Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State
If Jeremy Ruckert is on the board at this spot, I'm going to pick him more often than not. Probably the most frequently mocked player to the Jets in these mock drafts, Ruckert has the upside of a top-five tight end at the NFL level.
He's another classic case of a player who was underutilized in a stacked Ohio State offense. Ruckert stands at 6-foot-5, 250 pounds with an absurd catch radius and plus-blocking traits.
His lack of collegiate production may cause some to overlook him, but scouts can't make the same mistakes they made with Michael Thomas and Terry McLaurin. Ruckert has every trait necessary to be a star in the NFL.
He is my TE1 in this draft class. And if the Jets can land him at the top of Round 3, I'll be doing backflips in my home. Plus, who doesn't love a hometown hero story?